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Toxic pesticide U.N. had urged banned found in temple food that killed 15 in India

via The Japan Times    Dec 19, 2018

In this Dec. 14 photo, an Indian woman is brought for treatment after a case of suspected food poisoning, at a hospital in Mysore Karnataka state, India. Police on Saturday arrested three people after at least 10 died of suspected food poisoning following a ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new Hindu temple in southern India. | AP

A toxic pesticide that a U.N. agency wanted India to ban a decade ago contaminated food that killed at least 15 people at a temple ...

Stigma and legal battles show Japan still has tattoo complex even as Olympics loom

via The Japan Times    Dec 19, 2018

Tattoo artist Noriyuki Katsuta, a member of Save Tattooing in Japan, displays his tattoos at his studio in Tokyo on Nov. 15. | AFP-JIJI

When Mana Izumi got her first tattoo at 18, she wasn’t trying to rebel or shatter any taboos — just copy pop diva Namie Amuro’s ...

Al Ain upset River Plate at Club World Cup in penalty shootout

via The Japan Times    Dec 19, 2018

Al Ain players celebrate after defeating South American champion River Plate in a penalty shootout in the semifinals of the FIFA Club World Cup at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium. | REUTERS

South American champion River Plate was upset by Al Ain FC in the Club World Cup on Tuesday, losing in a penalty shootout after the ...

Britain in Brexit limbo with 100 days to go, as gloom takes shine off Christmas tinsel

via The Japan Times    Dec 19, 2018

Supporters and opponents of Brexit wave placards and flags outside the houses of Parliament in London on Tuesday. | AP

British MPs head off for Christmas with just 100 days to go until Brexit, leaving a country in limbo with no divorce deal in place ...

Former Cerezo mainstay Hotaru Yamaguchi signs with Vissel

via The Japan Times    Dec 19, 2018

Hotaru Yamaguchi (left) has signed a deal to move from Cerezo Osaka to Vissel Kobe next season. | KYODO

Vissel Kobe on Wednesday announced the signing of World Cup defensive midfielder Hotaru Yamaguchi from neighboring J League first-division side Cerezo Osaka.A fan favorite at ...

Man City reaches League Cup semifinals after shootout win

via The Japan Times    Dec 19, 2018

Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus (right) celebrates with goalkeeper Arijanet Muric after winning their English League Cup quarterfinals match against Leicester City at King Power Stadium on Tuesday. | AFP-JIJI

On a tumultuous day for beleaguered Manchester United, crosstown rival Manchester City advanced to the English League Cup semifinals to stay in the hunt for ...

Police set to charge Strasbourg gunman’s ‘accomplice’ who allegedly provided pistol

via The Japan Times    Dec 18, 2018

A drawing depicting the Strasbourg Cathedral reading

French anti-terrorist officials said Monday they would shortly file charges against a man arrested in connection with the mass shooting at a Christmas market in ...

Erdogan vows to ‘remove’ Kurd militia in Syria east of Euphrates if U.S. doesn’t get them to leave

via The Japan Times    Dec 18, 2018

A pro-Turkish Syrian fighter inspects the remains of a car that reportedly exploded in a market in the northern Syrian city of Afrin, killing and wounding several people, on Sunday. The car bomb killed at least eight people, including four civilians, near a pro-Turkey rebel post in the northern Syrian city of Afrin, a British-based war monitor said. | AFP-JIJI

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday vowed Turkey would remove a Kurdish militia viewed as terrorists by Ankara from northern Syria if the U.S. failed ...

The swastika of good fortune? New York-based Japanese monk works to educate Westerners about symbol

By Matthew Carland
- via The Japan Times    Dec 18, 2018

The Rev. Kenjitsu Nakagaki, a Buddhist monk based in New York City, holds a copy of his book,

When the Rev. Kenjitsu Nakagaki was honoring Buddha’s birthday with a sacred flower ceremony at a Seattle shrine in 1986, the Buddhist monk was met ...

May says postponed Brexit vote to be held week of Jan. 14, a month late and cutting it fine

via The Japan Times    Dec 18, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn | AFP-JIJI

Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday that the postponed vote in Parliament on Britain’s Brexit agreement with the European Union will be held the week ...




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